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|Is there love in A Midsummer Night's Dream?||Image||2004-10-09||2004-10-09|
|After first seeing a performance of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, I would have called it a love story. After reading it several times, I am less sure what it is. I will take a closer look at the behavior and context of the characters to understand how a comedy with three marriages and as many as seven lovers almost concludes without a portrayal of love that satisfies me. The pairings I consider are: Theseus and Hippolyta, Hermia and Lysander, Helena and Demetrius, Helena and Hermia, Titania and Oberon, Titania and Bottom, and Pyramus and Thisby.|
|Engl 583 final on 'Measure for Measure' and 'King Lear'||Document||2004-10-09||2004-10-09||2004-10-09|
|Angelo's soliloquies express themes of the tragicomic form, grace and nature, development of self-knowledge, justice and mercy, and creation and death as aspects of Angelo's character. Angelo and the Duke are similar in the following respects: they both initially claim immunity to love and later come to be affected by it; to achieve ends they desire, both manipulate others into situations those others would not willingly choose to be in; both have sought to maintain a particular reputation; they both spend much of the play seeming other than what they appear; both think themselves to be other than what they are in the beginning; and both claim to value a life removed. Nature is just a word, one I've thrown out of my vocabulary long ago from having found it used in too many different ways to be meaningful yet.|
|Is there love in A Midsummer Night's Dream?||Document||2004-08-30||2004-08-30||2004-08-30|
|The major paper for ENGL 583. I look at the behavior and context of the characters to understand how a comedy with three marriages and as many as seven lovers almost concludes without a portrayal of love that satisfies me.|